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2018 Navy Midshipmen football
ConferenceAmerican Athletic Conference
DivisionWest Division
2018 record3–10 (2–6 American)
Head coachKen Niumatalolo (11th season)
Offensive coordinatorIvin Jasper (18th season)
Offensive schemeTriple option
Defensive coordinatorDale Pehrson (3rd season)
Base defenseMultiple
CaptainAnthony Gargiulo
CaptainSean Williams[1]
Home stadiumNavy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 34,000)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →

Template:2018 American Athletic Conference football standings The 2018 Navy Midshipmen football team represented the United States Naval Academy in the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Midshipmen were led by eleventh-year head coach Ken Niumatalolo and played their home games at Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Navy was a member of the American Athletic Conference (AAC) in the West Division.

The Midshipmen finished the season 3–10, the team's worst record since 2002. They went 2–6 in AAC play to finish in a tie for fifth place in the West Division.

Previous seasonEdit

The Midshipmen finished the 2017 season 7–6, 4–4 in AAC play to finish in a tie for third place in the West Division. They were invited to the Military Bowl where they defeated Virginia.

PreseasonEdit

Award watch listsEdit

Listed in the order that they were released

Award Player Position Year
Lott Trophy[2] Sean Williams S SR
Maxwell Award[3] Malcolm Perry QB JR
Paul Hornung Award[4] Malcolm Perry QB JR
Wuerffel Trophy[5] Andrew Wood OL SR
Walter Camp Award[6] Malcolm Perry QB JR

AAC media pollEdit

The AAC media poll was released on July 24, 2018, with the Midshipmen predicted to finish in third place in the AAC West Division.[7]

Media poll (West)
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Memphis 171 (23)
2 Houston 146 (4)
3 Navy 129 (3)
4 SMU 72
5 Tulane 68
6 Tulsa 44

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 111:00 p.m.at Hawaii*CBSSNL 41–5929,702
September 83:30 p.m.MemphisCBSSNW 22–2131,762
September 153:30 p.m.Lehigh*
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
CBSSNW 51–2130,011
September 2212:00 p.m.at SMUESPNewsL 30–31 OT17,531
October 63:30 p.m.at Air Force*CBSSNL 7–3540,175
October 133:30 p.m.Temple
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
CBSSNL 17–2430,106
October 203:30 p.m.Houston
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
CBSSNL 36–4933,924
October 278:00 p.m.vs. No. 3 Notre Dame*CBSL 22–4463,626
November 33:30 p.m.at CincinnatiESPNUL 0–4236,318
November 1012:00 p.m.at No. 11 UCFESPN2L 24–3544,738
November 173:30 p.m.Tulsa
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
CBSSNW 37–2931,517
November 2412:00 p.m.at TulaneESPNUL 28–2920,042
December 83:00 p.m.vs. No. 22 Army*CBSL 10–1766,729
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

[8]

PersonnelEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position Seasons at
Navy
Alma mater
Ken Niumatalolo Head Coach 21
(11 as HC)
Hawaii (1989)
Ivin Jasper Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 19 Hawaii (1994)
Dale Pehrson Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Line Coach 23 Utah (1976)
Joe Dupaix Slotbacks Coach 4 Southern Utah (1998)
Justin Davis Outside Linebackers Coach 12 Maine (2001)
Lt. Col. Robert Green, USMC Outside Linebackers Coach 6 Navy (1998)
Ashley Ingram Running Game Coordinator / Offensive Line Coach 11 North Alabama (1996)
Steve Johns Inside Linebackers 11 Occidental College (1991)
Dan O'Brien Safeties Coach 5 Boston College (2005)
Mike Judge Fullbacks Coach 11 Springfield College (2005)
Sione Po'uha Defensive Tackles Coach 1 Utah (2016)
Danny O'Rourke Special Teams Coordinator / Offensive Line Coach 17 West Georgia (2000)
Napoleon Sykes Outside Linebackers Coach 5 Wake Forest (2006)
Mick Yokitis Wide Receivers Coach 8 Hawaii (2006)
Tony Grantham Defensive Ends Coach 11 Radford (2000)

RosterEdit

Depth chartEdit

Defensive Starters


FS
Sean Williams
Kerrick Jones
Mike Cabrera


WLB ILB ILB SLB
Hudson Sullivan Nizaire Cromartie Taylor Heflin
Pepe Tanuvasa Carter Bankston Diego Fagot
Tyler Pistorio Tory Delmonico Paul Carothers
SS
Jacob Springer
Juan Hailey
Brady Petersen
CB
Khaylan Williams
Micah Farrer
Elijah Jones


DE NT DE
Jarvis Polu Jackson Pittman Josh Webb
Marcus Edwards Alema Kapoi Anthony Villaobos
Corbin Heyward Dave Tolentino Denzel Polk
CB
Offensive Starters
WR
Ryan Mitchell
Zack Abey*
O.J. Davis
SB
Keoni-Kordell Makekau
C.J. Williams
Mason Plante
LT LG C RG RT
Jake Hawk David Forney Ford Higgins Chris Gesell Andrew Wood
Kendel Wright Laurent Njiki Bryan Barrett Steve Satchell Adam Amosa-Tagovailoa
Alec Keener Lance Angulo Sean Rattay Billy Honaker Peter Nestrowitz
SB
Tre Walker
Alekesi Yaramus*
Kody Crider
WR
Taylor Jackson
Alekesi Yaramus
Kody Crider*
QB
Malcolm Perry
Garrett Lewis
Dalen Morris
Key Reserves
Zach Abey (QB)




FB
Anthony Gargiulo
Mike Martin
Nelson Smith
Special Teams
PK Bennett Moehring & J.R. Osborn
P Owen White & J.R. Osborn
KR Tre Walker & Keoni-Kordell Makekau
PR Jarid Ryan & Jake Springer
LS Michael Pifer & Kyle Gibbs
H Garrett Lewis


Depth Chart 2018
True Freshman
Double Position : *

Game summariesEdit

at HawaiiEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 2013 W, 42–28
Navy Midshipmen at Hawaii Rainbow Warriors
1 2 3 4 Total
Midshipmen 0 14 14 13

41

Rainbow Warriors 14 24 0 21

59

at Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI

  • Date: September 1, 2018
  • Game time: 11:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Temp: 82 F • Wind: NNE 13 MPH • Weather: Fair, humid
  • Game attendance: 29,703
  • Referee: Steve Baron
  • TV announcers (CBSSN): John Sadak, Randy Cross and Amanda Balionis (sideline)

MemphisEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 2017 L, 27–30
Memphis Tigers at Navy Midshipmen
1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 0 7 14 0

21

Midshipmen 3 6 0 13

22

at Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD

  • Date: September 8, 2018
  • Game time: 3:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Temp: 72 F • Wind: E 15-20 MPH • Weather: overcast, rain
  • Game attendance: 31,762
  • Referee: Todd LaPenta
  • TV announcers (CBSSN): John Sadak, Randy Cross and Amanda Balionis (sideline)

LehighEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
14–6–1 1987 L, 9–24
Lehigh Mountain Hawks at Navy Midshipmen
1 2 3 4 Total
Mountain Hawks 7 0 0 14

21

Midshipmen 21 13 14 3

51

at Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD

  • Date: September 15, 2018
  • Game time: 3:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Temp: 82 F • Wind: NE 9 MPH • Weather: Overcast
  • Game attendance: 30,011
  • Referee: Hank Johns
  • TV announcers (CBSSN): John Sadak, Randy Cross and Sheehan Stanwick-Burch (sideline)

at SMUEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
12–7 2017 W, 43–40
Battle for the Gansz Trophy: Navy Midshipmen at SMU Mustangs
1 2 3 4 Total
Midshipmen 0 7 7 9

30

Mustangs 3 7 7 6

31

at Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, TX

  • Date: September 22, 2018
  • Game weather: Temperature: 75 F • Wind: E5 MPH • Weather: light rain
  • Game attendance: 17,531
  • Referee: Adam Savoie
  • TV announcers (ESPNews): Mike Golic Jr. and Bill Roth

at Air ForceEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
21–29 2017 W, 48–45
Battle for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy: Navy Midshipmen at Air Force Falcons
1 2 3 4 Total
Midshipmen 0 7 0 0

7

Falcons 0 14 14 7

35

at Falcon Stadium, Colorado Springs, CO

  • Date: October 6, 2018
  • Game time: 3:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 42 F • Wind: 12 MPH • Weather: cloudy
  • Game attendance: 40,175
  • Referee: Mike Roche
  • TV announcers (CBSSN): Carter Blackburn, Aaron Taylor and Sheehan Stanwick-Burch (sideline)

TempleEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
6–7 2017 L, 26–34
Temple Owls at Navy Midshipmen
1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 0 7 10 7

24

Midshipmen 0 10 7 0

17

at Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD

  • Date: October 13, 2018
  • Game time: 3:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 58 F • Wind: N 10-15 MPH • Weather: partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 30,106
  • Referee: Anthony Calabrese
  • TV announcers (CBSSN): John Sadak, Randy Cross, and Sheehan Stanwick-Burch (sideline)

HoustonEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–3 2017 L, 14–24
Houston Cougars at Navy Midshipmen
1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 7 14 14 14

49

Midshipmen 10 14 0 12

36

at Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD

  • Date: October 20, 2018
  • Game weather: Temperature: 64 F • Wind: W 7 MPH • Weather: mostly sunny, clear
  • Game attendance: 33,924
  • Referee: C. Lamertina
  • TV announcers (CBSSN): John Sadak, Randy Cross, and Sheehan Stanwick-Burch (sideline)

vs. Notre DameEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
13–75–1 2017 L, 17–24
Battle for the Rip Miller Trophy: Navy Midshipmen vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
1 2 3 4 Total
No. 3 Fighting Irish 13 14 10 7

44

Midshipmen 0 0 14 8

22

at SDCCU Stadium, San Diego, CA

at CincinnatiEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2017 W, 42–32
Navy Midshipmen at Cincinnati Bearcats
1 2 3 4 Total
Midshipmen 0 0 0 0

0

Bearcats 7 21 7 7

42

at Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati, OH

  • Date: November 3, 2018
  • Game time: 3:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Temperature 55 F • Wind SSW MPH • Weather: Sunny, intermittent clouds
  • Game attendance: 36,318
  • Referee: Jeff Maconaghy
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Roy Philpott and Tom Ramsey

at UCFEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2017 L, 21–31
Navy Midshipmen at UCF Knights
1 2 3 4 Total
Midshipmen 0 3 7 14

24

No. 11 Knights 14 7 7 7

35

at Spectrum Stadium, Orlando, FL

  • Date: November 10, 2018
  • Game time: 12 p.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: 79 F • Wind: N 7 MPH • Weather: Sunny
  • Game attendance: 44,738
  • Referee: Tracey Jones
  • TV announcers (ESPN2): Ahmad Brooks, Anish Shroff and Roddy Jones (sideline)

TulsaEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
4–1 2017 W, 31–21
Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Navy Midshipmen
1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Hurricane 7 9 0 13

29

Midshipmen 7 20 3 7

37

at Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD

  • Date: November 17, 2018
  • Game weather: Temperature: 51 F • Weather: clear, sunny • Wind: N 10–15 MPH
  • Game attendance: 31,517
  • Referee: Anthony Calabrese
  • TV announcers (CBSSN): John Sadak, Randy Cross, and Amanda Balionis (sideline)

at TulaneEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
10–11–1 2017 W, 23–21
Navy Midshipmen at Tulane Green Wave
1 2 3 4 Total
Midshipmen 0 3 18 7

28

Green Wave 0 21 0 8

29

at Yulman Stadium, New Orleans, LA

  • Date: November 24, 2018
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: 63 F • Wind: 5 MPH • Weather: cloudy
  • Game attendance: 20,042
  • Referee: Charles Lamerti
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Rene Ingoglia and Mike Corey

vs. ArmyEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
60–51–7 2017 L, 13–14
Battle for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy: Army Black Knights vs. Navy Midshipmen
1 2 3 4 Total
No. 22 Black Knights 7 0 3 7

17

Midshipmen 0 0 0 10

10

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA

  • Date: December 8, 2018
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: 38 F • Wind: 5 MPH • Weather: clear
  • Game attendance: 66,729
  • Referee: J. Magallanes
  • TV announcers (CBS): Brad Nessler (Play-by-play), Gary Danielson (color) & Jamie Erdahl (sideline)

ReferencesEdit

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